Mental Health Blogs


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U.S. Surgeon General's Advisory on Impact of Social Media on Youth Mental Health

How does social media impact youth mental health? This 2023 U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory, a vital authority on public health, uncovers its benefits and significant risks, urging immediate and informed action.

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Virtual Autism: Understanding the Impact of Gadget Exposure on Child Development

Excessive screen time in children can lead to virtual autism, displaying autism-like symptoms such as delayed speech and social withdrawal, highlighting the importance of balanced screen exposure and interactive real-world activities.

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Exploring the Father Child Activation Relationship: A New Theory for Infant Mental Health

Discover the groundbreaking "Father-Child Activation Relationship" theory this Father’s Day—how dads uniquely nurture independence and resilience in children through adventurous play and emotional support.

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Sildenafil (Viagra): A Potential Game Changer for Dementia Prevention

Discover how sildenafil (Viagra) might revolutionize dementia prevention by boosting brain blood flow, as recent Oxford studies suggest. Could this well-known medication be the key to better brain health?

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How to Make Your Child a Genius: Insights from the Polgar Experiment

Can genius be created through early and focused education? Learn how three sisters became world chess champions thanks to their father's unique teaching methods. Discover the secrets of the Polgar Experiment.

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Yoga and the Brain: How Ancient Practice Reduces Modern Stress

Yoga enhances mental health by promoting neuroplasticity, balancing neurotransmitters, and reducing stress hormones, supported by scientific research and its impact on brain function and emotional well-being.

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Exercise more Effective than Medicines for Mental Health ?

In a recent study published in The British Journal of Sports Medicine, highlights physical activity's significant benefits in reducing depression, anxiety, and psychological distress, often surpassing traditional treatments in effectiveness.

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The Digital Trap: The Impact of Internet Addiction on Teen Brains

A recent Global Mental Health study reveals how internet addiction alters adolescent brain connectivity, impairing cognitive control and emotional regulation, emphasizing the need for targeted interventions.

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Ecotherapy: Harnessing Nature for Mental Health

Ecotherapy leverages nature's therapeutic benefits to enhance mental health by reducing stress, anxiety, and depression through activities like gardening, nature walks, and animal-assisted therapy, promoting overall well-being.

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The Mental Health Care Act, 2017: A Comprehensive Overview

The Mental Health Care Act, 2017, and its 2022 amendment aim to provide comprehensive, rights-based mental health care in India by ensuring accessible services, decriminalizing suicide, promoting community-based rehabilitation, and enhancing the efficiency and quality of mental health services through improved infrastructure and better coordination among stakeholders.

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Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is an under diagnosed mental health condition marked by emotional instability, impulsive behaviors, unstable relationships, and distorted self-image, often rooted in early life trauma and attachment issues; effective treatments include therapies like DBT, CBT, and psychodynamic approaches, with medications like mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, and antidepressants playing a supportive role in managing specific symptoms.

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Carl Rogers: The Architect of Humanistic Psychology

Carl Rogers, a pioneer of humanistic psychology, revolutionized therapy with his person-centered approach emphasizing empathy, unconditional positive regard, and authenticity, profoundly influencing psychotherapy, education, and personal growth.

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NIMHANS Honored with the Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion

NIMHANS received the 2024 Nelson Mandela Award for Health Promotion from WHO, highlighting its global leadership in mental health care. This recognition, along with its designation as a WHO Collaborating Centre, underscores NIMHANS' significant contributions to neuropsychiatric research and education.

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Hooking the Next Generation: How the Tobacco Industry Captures Young Customers

The WHO's 2024 report, details how the tobacco industry uses targeted product designs and pervasive marketing strategies to attract children and youth to nicotine addiction. It calls for stringent regulations and public awareness campaigns to counter these tactics and protect young people from the health risks of tobacco use.

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Ketamine Therapy in Psychiatry: An Overview

Ketamine is an innovative psychiatric treatment rapidly gaining attention for its effectiveness in managing treatment-resistant depression and other severe mental health conditions by modulating the brain's glutamate system​.

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Know About INDIA'S Free Mental Health Services : TELE MANAS

Tele-MANAS, an Indian government helpline offering 24/7 mental health support, counseling, and referrals, having received over 10 lakh calls since its launch. The initiative aims to enhance mental health accessibility, particularly in remote areas.

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PSYCHOTHERAPY : Understanding the Basics

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TOP 10 SELF HELP BOOKS FOR BETTER MENTAL HEALTH

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7 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE SELECTING YOUR PSYCHIATRIST

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TOP 5 RECENT ADVANCES IN MENTAL HEALTH

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Building Resilience: Navigating Lifes Challenges with Strength

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Nurturing Mental Well being at Workplace: A Psychiatrist Perspective

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Benefits of Meditation for Mental Health

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What Foods to Eat For Better Mental Health ?

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The Importance of Self Care for Mental Health

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